U-turn (move)

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U-turn
とんぼがえり Round-trip
U-turn.png
U-turn 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points = 4 minus judge voltage.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

U-turn (Japanese: とんぼがえり Round-trip) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM89 since Generation IV.

Effect

U-turn deals damage and then switches the user out. The user will not be switched out if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle, if the target's Ability is Wimp Out, or if using U-turn ends the battle. If U-turn faints a foe Trainer's Pokémon, the next Pokémon sent out by the user will not be counted for additional experience and if the user is battling an NPC, the player will still have the ability to switch Pokémon in between Pokémon that have fainted. If the next Pokémon sent out by the user is holding the Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, it will be counted for that even if it is immediately switched out in between fainted Pokémon.

If the foe Pokémon uses Pursuit on the same turn U-turn is used, Pursuit will deal normal damage if the foe is faster, or double damage if the foe is slower than the user.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, if the Pokémon selected after the switch-out is holding a Choice item and also knows the move U-turn, they will be forced to use U-turn as their next attack despite not having made a move.

U-turn may be used to switch out of Ingrain, but Ingrain's effects will not be passed on. U-turn can also be used to switch out even if the user is under the effect of Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Shadow Tag, Mean Look, Spider Web, or Block. U-turn will not force a switch if the user is holding a Red Card or the target is holding an Eject Button.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass 31 37 37 37
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass 36 44 44 44
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass 36 49 49 49
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug 49 49 49 49
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug 38 42BW
30B2W2
30 30
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2 42 42 42 42
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2 48 48 48 48
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug 46DP
49PtHGSS
49 49 49
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug 38 42BW
30B2W2
30 30
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3 41 41 41
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3 45 45 45
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 1 1 1
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug 40 40 40
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like 41 41 41
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like 41 41 41
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 43
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM89
V
TM89
VI
TM89
VII
TM89
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
Field Field
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Field Flying
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
Flying Flying
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water 1 Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying
397 Staravia Staravia
Flying Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor
Flying Flying
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
Bug Bug
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489 Phione Phione
Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field B2W2
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field B2W2
519 Pidove Pidove
Flying Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill
Flying Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant
Flying Flying
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
Grass Fairy
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
656 Froakie Froakie
Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
661 Fletchling Fletchling
Flying Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
Flying Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying
666 Vivillon Vivillon
Bug Bug
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field
692 Clauncher Clauncher
Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
Water 1 Water 3
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying
725 Litten Litten
Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field
731 Pikipek Pikipek
Flying Flying
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
Flying Flying
733 Toucannon Toucannon
Flying Flying
734 Yungoos Yungoos
Field Field
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
Field Field
741 Oricorio Oricorio
Flying Flying
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
Bug Fairy
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
Water 2 Water 2
763 Tsareena Tsareena
Grass Grass
764 Comfey Comfey
Grass Grass
766 Passimian Passimian
Field Field
772 Type: Null Type: Null
Undiscovered Undiscovered
773 Silvally Silvally
Undiscovered Undiscovered
774 Komala Komala
Mineral Mineral
775 Komala Komala
Field Field
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
Field Fairy
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

U-turn IV.png U-turn V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, despite being spelled with a lowercase "t" (as "U-turn") on the status screen and as TM89, when used in battle it is displayed as "U-Turn".
  • U-turn may be Bug-type because its Japanese name contains とんぼ (tonbo), which means dragonfly.
    • This is somewhat supported by the fact that Yanma and Yanmega, both based on dragonflies, can learn the move by levelling up.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 急速折返 Gāpchūk Jitfáan *
急速轉變 Gāpchūk Jyúnbin *
Mandarin 急速折返 Jísù Zhéfǎn *
急速轉變 / 急速转变 Jísù Zhuǎnbiàn *
U形迴轉 U-Xíng Huízhuǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch U-bocht
France Flag.png French Demi-Tour
Germany Flag.png German Kehrtwende
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταστροφή
Ταξίδι μετ'Επιστροφής
Italy Flag.png Italian Retromarcia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유턴 U-turn
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Sua Rodada
Giro em U (TCG and manga)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Okret za 180°
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ida y Vuelta


Variations of the move U-turn
Physical U-turn
Special Volt Switch


Generation IV TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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